Dami Im Eurovision 2016 Sound Of Silence

Updated post: Dami Im’s management has confirmed to our friends at Aussievision that Dami Im has not been approached to represent Eurovision this year. Ken Outch, her manager has said:

“I can confirm that Dami has not been approached for Eurovision this year. Dami is focused on writing for her new album and preparing for upcoming Korean book release.”

Last week, SBS revealed that Australia’s entry to Eurovision will be announced on March 6. While the network has been coy on revealing any information on their entrant so far, a leading radio show may have incorrectly leaked the wrong entrant.

The Kyle and Jackie O Show, which is Sydney’s number one breakfast radio show, run a daily pop quiz for their audience, for the chance to win $10,000. On Thursday’s edition of the quiz, host Jackie O asked the following question to a contestant:

“Who is representing Australia at Eurovision this year for the second time?”

Eurovision fans will remember Dami Im placed second for Australia at Eurovision in 2016. While the contestant guessed Dami Im, both Jackie O and Kyle confirmed that was the correct answer. Being a pop quiz, they didn’t elaborate on the point, but this has raised questions as to their sources. You can hear the radio show snippet here.

 

While the above was purely speculation, Kyle and Jackie O have previously broken big Eurovision news this year, confirming growing speculation that Dannii Minogue was not this year’s entrant. Dami’s team have now shut down these rumours.

Would Dami Im want to come back?

Dami Im returning for Australia in the future is a definite possibility. In 2020, she officially announced her intention to submit an entry to Australia’s national selection Australia Decides for 2021. Montaigne ended up being internally selected for 2021 due to Eurovision’s cancellation in 2020. Dami ended up releasing her potential entry, “Paper Dragon”, in 2021.

In 2022, not long after giving birth to her first son, she again confirmed that she would consider entering in 2023, telling Yahoo Australia:

“I always said that I would come back. I was going to come back in 2021, and life happened (COVID, Eurovision 2021 cancellation) and it kept falling over. So I would love the chance to do it again one last time, and I’m hoping that that can be next year (2023). I really do want to have a shot at it.”

Would you like to see Dami Im return to Eurovision for Australia in the future? Let us know in the comments below.

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Sierri
1 month ago

Dami I’m, please represent Australia next year, I would love to go to Sydney.

Alex
Alex
1 month ago

Good news!

Must be Electric Fields then. I doubt it’s an artist that has never been involved in the national final.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 month ago

Well, we’re just gonna have to wait on March 6 to find out who is representing Australia

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago

Oh, here’s the AI boss man. This must have been part of the deal.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Booooooooooo

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

“Could you tell us more about your business?”

PLEASE DON’T

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Wrong article, please forgive me

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

The Australians might wonder what on earth this thread is about, but I know this was intended to be on the San Marino final post; it’s only here by accident.

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
1 month ago

Are we just going to have an annual post about whether or not Dami Im comes back to Eurovision at this point?
Just let her be

Jimbo
Jimbo
1 month ago

What if it’s a returning Eurovision artist with someone who previously been in the Australian National Finals. For example Kate Miller did a duet with Jaguar Jonze on her last album. Personally I would love if Electric Fields was to be involved although I know that is wishful thinking!

Sandy
Sandy
1 month ago
Reply to  Jimbo

they’ve apparently already picked someone internally called Amy Shark

Mark
Mark
1 month ago
Reply to  Sandy

Amy is doing Australian Idol

Chris
Chris
1 month ago

Dami was by far the best entry Australia has ever sent to Eurovision and totally deserved to win that year. However I m against comebacks let someone else shine.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 month ago

Thank you for the post update, Sebastian.
The anticipation remains.

Marie
Marie
1 month ago

I wonder if the artist or group already knows…. Some people reckon it still can be Dami- I want to believe it still can be but if she hasn’t been approached by Eurovision seems unlikely. Interesting that Dami didn’t comment herself though. I think it would be good if it were Darren Hayes or Anthony Callea but I guess they are sorta old ? well not really but most people competing are late teens, 20s, 30s. I saw a comment somewhere it could be Sia ?. I can imagine Jaguar Jonze as she tried out a few times. Maybe Baker… Read more »

Chris Malta
Chris Malta
1 month ago

I think it will be Guy Sebastian

Jofty
Jofty
1 month ago
Reply to  Chris Malta

He has a new track out this week

Sally
Sally
1 month ago
Reply to  Chris Malta

With the tracks we have already seen — Guy would have a very good shot at winning the whole thing.

Some of the tracks he’s put out in the past couple of years have been phenomenal – Before I Go, Standing With You, & Choir in particular. Before I Go, especially.

Mark
Mark
1 month ago
Reply to  Sally

He is in a cult

duxx
duxx
1 month ago

Hope to see her back in the following years!

Ellen
Ellen
1 month ago

It’s gonna be Betty Who.

Tom
Tom
1 month ago

Australia has such a big and vibrant music scene they surely should select someones new. Wiwi fans are obssessed with returning starts somehow. You have your chance once thats it.

Yeshoney
Yeshoney
1 month ago

Lol These acid beeyotches trying to come for Dami in the comment section. She was once a queen in Eurovision history and she will always be. Deal with it!

Sok
Sok
1 month ago

And since when do we believe anything a PR team says?

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
1 month ago

I’m glad this is the case. Dami was always overrated.

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
1 month ago

Some people have hard time to read correctly here apparently, it’s written Dami WILL NOT BE Australia’s Eurovision 2024 entrant, it can’t be clearer.
As others said too I think it will be either Electric Fields, Jaguar Jonze who were so close to go to Eurovision, or Montaigne who has still not get the chance to perform on the Eurovision stage. If it’s Montaigne it would be so cool cause she deserves it so much!

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
1 month ago

And if it’s really Montaigne it means that the question in the Quizz Show was still relevant cause she would represent Australia for the 2nd time too.

Aaljan
Aaljan
1 month ago

Electric fields and Jaguar have not represent Australia, so its not them, and Montaigne will be 3rd time as she was selected twice before so its not her. But yeah like Dami’s management will say ok yeah its Dami when the big reveal is on March 6th.

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
1 month ago
Reply to  Aaljan

Well I didn’t count 2020 because it was cancelled so technically it would be the second time for Montaigne.
I’ve never said Jaguar and Electrics had already represented Australia I meant they were close to go to Eurovision cause they finished both 2nd in their respective national finals.
You said it will be Dami but this article said the contrary, so what would be the interest for Dami’s team to lie on that ?

Aaljan
Aaljan
1 month ago

Not spoiling the March 6th big reveal for one, what else are they supposed to say two weeks early, yep you got us, its Dami, there goes the big reveal, oh well.

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
1 month ago
Reply to  Aaljan

They can simply say: we can’t say anything, rather than she won’t be the Australian entrant, no?

Grft
Grft
1 month ago

It won’t be Montaigne, she has been really critical of the EBU recently

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
1 month ago
Reply to  Grft

Ok! I didn’t know, sad I would have love to see her on the esc stage.

Stacey
Stacey
1 month ago

As an Aussie, March 6th feels so far away.
I’m dying to know who we are sending.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Stacey

I’m guessing Jaguar Jonze. Or possibly Electric Fields. Someone who previously came close but didn’t make it, like the act last year. Maybe even Montaigne will get the ticket again, she had a tough time with her previous two songs, they never even left Aus.

Aaljan
Aaljan
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Those two have not not represented Australia at Eurovision, its not them.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
1 month ago
Reply to  Aaljan

they have a connection to Dannii though, one half of the duo was a contestant on x factor, where she was one of the coaches/judges

Grft
Grft
1 month ago
Reply to  Stacey

Probably Dannii with a mid song :/

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Grft

She has said it is not.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 month ago

Dami Im is one of the most talented and professional musicians there has ever been at the ESC, in my opinion. It’s understandably a big deal for everyone involved if she and SBS decide to come back together.
N.B. Normally, I’d be writing to SBS (again) to beg them to send Troye Sivan, but after Lithuania this year picked Silvester Belt (who idolises Troye), I’d be very happy if Dami Im chose this year to come back. I wouldn’t want to see Silvester compete against his idol.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Talent as a performer, or as a songwriter too?

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Both. Her songwriting has a very particular feel about it, driven by rhythmical patterns that deliberately over-express the music and leave the lyrics to just provide context. There tend to be lots of refrains and melismatic patterns everywhere in her songwriting; I think it’s very beautiful in its mastery. I will acknowledge that some of the songs are very cerebral and are not always easily accessible to the casual listener, but some people once said the same about the great Barbara Streisand. Stop me now, this is becoming an essay.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Interesting, thank you. I must go deeper into her catalog.

P.S. Barbra will not be happy that you misspelled her name. I’m about 12 chapters into her new book, and let me tell you, you are now on her enemies list.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

P.P.S. Her book is about 800 pages, or 48 hours long on audiobook… so your measly comment is by no means an essay!

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

How inspiring. 🙂
I’m currently reading a book myself. Actually, it’s William’s book “Wild Dances”.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

I think I’ve heard that name somewhere before…

Excellent choice! #WiwiBookClub

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Haha. Yeah, she dropped an “a”; it’s true. She never could be just like anyone else, I suppose.

Alex
Alex
1 month ago

Australia is so silent on their 2024 entry to the point radio shows start to gaslight people it’s so funny tbh.

Eurovisionnomore
Eurovisionnomore
1 month ago

Please stay where you are, you reached 2nd position in 2016 and may not reach there again take chiara and some others as an example. Yes covid postponed eurovision in 2020 . Mamy people suffering all over the world, poverty, needs attention and in need for help but money spent on eurovision or any other entertainment is too much for that night drink drunk have fun and forget about the pain others in, I am ashamed of all that and I am heart broken, I cry and cry, I am sorry if spoilt your fun but tomorrow it can happen… Read more »

kaos esc
kaos esc
1 month ago

sound of silence > paper dragon

Leo M
Leo M
1 month ago

Her 2016 song is one of the most overrated songs in Eurovision ever

Luke
Luke
1 month ago
Reply to  Leo M

For you, for the Eurovision Community not.

una zorra todavía
una zorra todavía
1 month ago
Reply to  Leo M

The song was ok, but the performance elevated it tremendously, and 2016 was a weak year

Craig
Craig
1 month ago

Love Dami, but aside from Johnny Logan and Loreen, returnees rarely do very well. Televote results also suggest public appetite for Australia participating has cooled considerably since her 2016 participation. Sadly, I fear she’s on a hiding to nothing.

Grft
Grft
1 month ago
Reply to  Craig

Televote results only reflect that the quality of Australian entries has been decreasing since 2016… i think Europeans would totally vote for a GOOD Australian entry

Ellen
Ellen
1 month ago
Reply to  Grft

They won their semi last year. It was 100% televoters. Producers just place their best entries at the wrong positions. Like last year. Why do you put two winners of semis next to each other in the finale ? They clearly wanted Finland to win. Jokes on them tho. Sweden got everything

Sally
Sally
1 month ago
Reply to  Grft

Televoters often vote for garbage.

Jofty
Jofty
1 month ago
Reply to  Craig

Anne Marie David did OK, as did Vicky Leandros, Linda Martin and Dima Bilan to name a few…..

Sally
Sally
1 month ago
Reply to  Jofty

Elisabeth Andreassen has been participated in Eurovision 4 times, finishing in Ist as part of Bobbysocks!, 2nd as a solo act, 6th in a duet with Jann Werner – all for Norway; and 8th as a solo act for Sweden.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Craig

Returnee winners, you mean, which Dami is not!

Linda Martin and Dina Bilan both came second on their first attempt, and won on their second. Dami could be the third.

Gigliola Cinquetti did it the other way around. First first and second second.

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
1 month ago

I’m a big fan of “Sound of Silence” and I think that Dami Im is an amazing performer so I’m excited to see if this is true. I hear all the concerns about returning artists but tbf if she has a good song I’d be happy to see her again in ESC.

yaremturkiye
yaremturkiye
1 month ago

Don’t get me wrong, I adore Dami and her music, but surely there are plenty of other artists in Australia who deserve to be discovered.

Jamie
Jamie
1 month ago

I do not like returning artists… beat me with a stick. Especially from big countries that have so much potential talent yet to be discovered…

Yuarith
Yuarith
1 month ago

I wish it was Electric Fields instead, tbh

Shush
Shush
1 month ago

I mean that seems pretty legit being Australia’s biggest breakfast show. I’m down tbh i wasn’t a fan of Sound of Silence but i’d love to see Dami Im come back she is a spectacular performer

Alex
Alex
1 month ago

Please no, Australia has so many artists!!!

Dami had her chance and she was fantastic in 2016 but i fear if she returns she will flop. Her 2021 submission was absolutely boring and would have flopped big time.

Pls SBS pick a new name.

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
1 month ago

It’s definitely her then…

Darren
Darren
1 month ago

I do like Dami she’s a beautiful person with an amazing voice, but I would like to see her come with something different, rather than a power ballad.
But definitely would welcome her back

Preuss
Preuss
1 month ago

God no…

Dami has a legacy at ESC that won’t have to be tarnished by her returning with an inferior entry. Paper Dragon wasn’t even close to the quality of Sound of Silence. She won’t also have the financial backing of Sony + the resources from SBS this time, so the funds need to come somewhere else…

I love Dami and SoS so there’s just no need to come back with something not as good

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
1 month ago

I appreciate Dami but her song from Eurovision was one of the most overhyped second placers of recent memory, alongside Bulgaria 2017. These entries don’t do anything for me. However, there’s no denying Dami has a great energy and voice. I reckon I’d enjoy her more this time around with a potentially more immediate song. Last year she was rumoured, however, and she wasn’t chosen, but I still enjoyed Voyager! Hope Danny is doing okay btw!

Polegend Godnova
1 month ago

you’re right. both sound of nothing and uneventful mess were completely soulless songs.

yaremturkiye
yaremturkiye
1 month ago

For someone who claims to be the “Voice of Reason” you surely have some unreasonable comments. Unfortunately for you, Dami will never been seen by others as “overhyped”. The haters are crying as usually and it’s entertaining lol

Polegend Godnova
1 month ago

great voice but she’s among the least interesting artists australia has sent so i hope it isn’t her, especially with their vibrant music scene

yaremturkiye
yaremturkiye
1 month ago

You obviously haven’t listened to her anything else in her discography, otherwise, a more educated comment would have been made. Good day sir

Luke
Luke
1 month ago

Do you live behind the moon?

She is the highest rated Eurovision entry from Australia until today.